Omar Khayyam (46)

Khayyam, why do you
beat yourself up 
over your lapses?
What’s the profit or loss 
in regret?
Whoever hasn’t sinned
can’t be forgiven.
Forgiveness came 
for sinning–
why drown in remorse?

Translated by Juan Cole
from Whinfield 46

from Juan

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